- Cooking Classes
Cooking Class - Thai Cuisine Essentials
Cooking Class - Thai Cuisine Essentials
Interact with ingredients unique to Thai food and gain confidence in your Thai cooking.
In this interactive hands-on cooking class, Chef Catalina will teach you how to make Thailand favorites from scratch. You'll leave class comfortable with each ingredient and culinary methods used in Thai cooking.
Begin by preparing a classic green papaya salad topped with crunchy peanuts, and a mouthwatering green curry with eggplant and bell peppers and infused with lemongrass and galangal. Chef Catalina will also teach you how to make shrimp and chicken pad Thai, a traditional noodle dish, and mango sticky rice for dessert.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Green Papaya Salad
With garlic, tamarind paste, fish sauce, lime, palm sugar and peanuts
Green Curry and Rice
With lemongrass, Thai basil, galangal, eggplant, coconut milk and bell peppers
Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai
With noodles, tamarind paste, lime, fish sauce, egg and bean sprouts
Mango Sticky Rice
With palm sugar and coconut milk
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 10
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Asian, Date Night, Fun, Group, Thai
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
19 Mar 2023
I took my wife for a surprise date night and Chef Catalina was fantastic! She explained the origins of all of the food we were preparing, answered questions and showed us techniques on how to properly prepare each phase of the meal . Had a chance to meet two other couples and have really great conversations with new people. All in all it was a great experience. Would highly recommend Chef Catalina and would even consider taking another one if her classes again in the future.
19 Mar 2023
Chef Catalina orchestrated a wonderful evening. She has a spacious kitchen and I learned a lot about Thai cooking. Looking forward to another experience.
24 Jan 2023
Chef Catalina created an amazing experience for us. I am already looking to book another cooking night with her!
19 Jan 2023
Chef Catalina had a great space, the food was delicious, and it was great working with ingredients you typically wouldn't. It was fun being able to taste the individual ingredients. She teaches not only how to make everything but why the ingredients work together. Highly recommend!
17 Jan 2023
22 Dec 2022
Chef Catalina was exceptional! She walked us step by step throughout the process. It was such a great experience and I can't wait to do it again.
07 Nov 2022
Outstanding experience. We were a group of seven with a distracted 8 year old. Chef Catalina kindly set aside some plain foods for the kiddo and the rest of us enjoyed making the meal, including the most flavorful green curry ever. So much better than cans or jars. Highly recommend.
04 Nov 2022
I knew this class was going to be fun but WOW. Even better than expected. Catalina is such an amazing chef and educator and really made the whole night special. The perfect date night, anniversary, birthday gift, etc. Looking forward to booking more classes with Catalina!
17 Oct 2022
Chef Catalina was awesome! Her kitchen was super cute, and her lesson was informative and very task-based (which we loved). I especially enjoyed how she took the time to explain all of the various ingredients and where to find them. Overall, this was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be coming back for another lesson!
24 Sep 2022
Chef Catalina was amazing! We got to prepare a wonderful three course meal in her stunning kitchen and had the best time doing it. Everything was set up and ready to go when we arrived and Chef Catalina was a tremendous guide throughout this meal making process, clearly explaining each step and answering all of our questions. Would highly recommend!
22 Aug 2022
Great food, ambience and the chef clearly knew her way around the kitchen!
18 Aug 2022
Chef Catalina was phenomenal! Not only was she engaging and educational, but she made the entire group feel involved in the cooking process, regardless of level/comfort. And the food- AMAZING!!
18 Aug 2022
Amazing experience! I would come back to Sacramento just to do it again!
18 Aug 2022
Excellent class!! Great cooking tips and recipes for all skill levels. We had a great time and all cooked with new ingredients!
18 Aug 2022
Amazing! She talked us through every step and why, made me appreciate all the aromas, textures and flavors that came together. Catalina was the perfect hostess and chef!
26 Jul 2022
So. Much. Fun! Catalina was knowledgeable and kind. Her home is beautiful and inviting. And it is clear she is a tremendous cook. The food was delicious. What an experience! Highly recommended!
15 Jul 2022
Chef Catalina was so friendly and professional. We could not have asked for a better experience. We not only learned about about how to make the Thai dishes, but we also were able to have a lovely meal of our creations afterwards. I cannot recommend her enough, a truly great experience.
29 Apr 2022
Amazing Class! We learned so much about the preparation and flavor profile of classic Thai cuisine and were rewarded at the end with a delicious meal. Highly recommended!
30 Mar 2022
My partner and I found Chef Catalina's class for Thai and neither of us has ever cooked Thai. We both are somewhat experienced cooks in other kinds of food, so we had a lot of fun learning what all goes into Thai cooking. Chef Catalina makes it easy to follow along, and the food was amazing. Plus, we had a ton of leftovers.
28 Feb 2022
Chef Catalina is absolutely wonderful. She accommodated us for any dietary restrictions and preferences, her kitchen and entirety of her home surpass anything I have ever seen. Sanitation is very important to her, the kitchen is spotless, cleaned as we went and she made sure everyone had their hair out of their faces, sleeves rolled up, masks on and hands washed many times.
19 Feb 2022
Super cute house and she did a great job working with a big group. We had a blast!
19 Feb 2022
A lot of fun and great experience.
18 Feb 2022
Great! Great! Great!
17 Feb 2022
My friend got this class as a birthday present and I got to go with her. We had a great time meeting new friends and preparing our Thai meal. It was so interesting seeing the spices and flavors that go into the food we love so much. Would really like to take another class with Chef Catalina!
22 Jan 2022
Such a fun night! Catalina is a terrific teacher, walking us through each step, while explaining unique ingredients. This is a very interactive class and you enjoy a delicious meal at the end! It was a perfect “girls night”.
21 Jan 2022
Catalina was absolutely fabulous such a fun night! The food was delicious and Catalina made it such an enjoyable experience can’t wait to book another session!!!
13 Dec 2021
Chef Catalina was wonderful! She was very informative and we learned a lot about cooking Thai food. She has a beautiful kitchen and was well prepared when we arrived. We were able to jump right in and enjoy the cooking class.
25 Nov 2021
Catalina was an absolutely amazing instructor!! She was so friendly and knowledgeable. Her home was so welcoming and inviting. Her kitchen is beyond gorgeous, a true chef's kitchen. Our food was out of this world, everything was so flavorful an different. My wife and I had a great time. Highly highly recommend!!
09 Nov 2021
Very fun class! I love cooking and wanted to learn more recipes or kinds of meals to make—and this class was worth trying. Thai Curry is a dish I love. I usually either make Japanese, or red and yellow Thai Curry—and was hoping to learn how to make green Thai Curry since I’ve never had or cooked it before. The green curry we made was delicious—I’ll totally add it to my list of recipes to make for dinner :) The mango sticky rice was delicious too. Very rich and hearty dessert! Loved it! Thank you, Catalina for the lovely class. I will definitely sign up for another cooking class in the future :)
21 Oct 2021
Our experience with Chef Catalina was incredible! We got to understand, sniff, and taste many of the unique ingredients in a Thai cuisine before they became part of our curry or pad thai. She is very friendly and accommodating, and clearly and well experienced chef. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to have a welcoming, fun, and engaging cooking class experience!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Catalina
29 Mar 2023
Catalina was great.
26 Mar 2023
We had such a great time learning how to make homemade pasta and Tiramisu. Catalina was such a wonderful host and teacher. The meal turned out amazing. Will definitely book another one of her classes.
26 Mar 2023
Chef Catalina is very pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was flavorful and she gave lots of wonderful cooking tips. Her kitchen is beautiful and the perfect workstation. I would take more classes with her especially if you have a group that would like to take it together.
21 Mar 2023
Fantastic time and delicious food. I understand better now why recipes specify certain directions.
21 Mar 2023
Catalina made the experience both fun and informative. When she explained something, she was clear and made all skill-levels comfortable jumping in. I am so excited to re-create many of the dishes we made!
20 Mar 2023
My Mom and I had a wonderful experience with our class. Chef Catalina taught us so many neat cooking tips, and we loved every course we made. We would definitely sign up for more of her classes.
20 Mar 2023
She’s an amazing chef and instructor - very good with communicating and answering questions - really enjoyed the class
22 Feb 2023
We had a great experience cooking with Catalina and are already thinking of planning another experience with friends. It was a great atmosphere - clean, large kitchen and great playlist! Everything was well planned and timed. It was a very manageable meal that we will definitely recreate again with all of the new techniques that we learned. It was a fun and enjoyable experience cooking and sharing a meal with people we didn't previously know.
19 Feb 2023
Chef Catalina hosted a wondeful class for 10 of our veterans and their family members for Wounded Warrior Project. She was welcoming, organized and lovely. Her home was spacious and our group felt very much at home. This was a great team building event and our team wants to return for more classes!
01 Feb 2023
Had a great time in Catalina’s kitchen for her Italian cooking class last night. Everything flowed well, convivial atmosphere, opportunities to be hands on or not, convenient space and parking. I’ll go again!
27 Jan 2023
Chef Catalina was amazing. She was very informative and gracious. Her beautiful kitchen was large and we'll organized. There was plenty of work space for other participants and we all had a good time learning from her. It was an enjoyable experience and would recommend this to family and friends.
23 Jan 2023
The class, ambiance and food were all amazing! We had so much fun learning how to make pasta from scratch. Catalina's kitchen was clean (and gorgeous!) and large enough to accommodate all 10 of us comfortably. We look forward to taking another one of her classes soon!
22 Jan 2023
Cooking with chef Catalina was such a fun experience! This was our very first cooking class and we enjoyed it very much :) Given the opportunity we would do it again!
18 Jan 2023
Chef Catalina was great! Fun, down to earth, knowledgeable. Our group had a blast.
15 Jan 2023
What a fabulous night!! Chef Catalina helped us create a fabulous meal and experience for our guests! She was fabulous and the food was delicious! We would highly recommend the French Cuisine and Chef Catalina!
14 Jan 2023
Thanks, Catalina for a fantastic night. The food was delicious and I can't wait to make it on my own.
12 Jan 2023
Very personable, knowledgeable and the menu was exceptional!
15 Nov 2022
Fantastic time with some fantastic food and fantastic company!
09 Nov 2022
So fun! Catalina made the experience fun and comfortable. I highly recommend!
07 Nov 2022
Catalina was an excellent teacher and chef!! We had a great time learning to prepare Italian food. I could not recommend her more enthusiastically!
07 Nov 2022
The class was even a better experience than I was expecting. Chef Catalina was amazingly organized and engaging. THE food was excellent.
04 Nov 2022
She is amazing! It was my moms birthday and she made it a great experience! Made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. Hoping to take another class with her soon!
27 Oct 2022
This experience was so fun! Catalina took the time to answer all our questions, played great music as we cooked, and made us all feel so comfortable in the kitchen. Would highly recommend her class to anyone learning to cook!
25 Oct 2022
Catalina was awesome! My coworker and I did the class as a "fun day" for our job and we learned so much! The food was amazing, house was beautiful and Catalina was so nice and knowledgeable. Will definitely be taking more of her classes in the future!
16 Sep 2022
What an amazing class! We had so much fun, we learned so much, and the food was INCREDIBLE!
11 Sep 2022
Chef Catalina's class was exceptional in every way. Her kitchen was clean, inviting, cozy; everything was preprepped and laid out with plenty of room for all 10 of us. She taught us all as one and split us into groups that she rotated so we all had hands on experience in all stages of our meal. She was very conscious of knife/hot oil/cooking safety for us and cleanliness. The food was wonderful and she sends the recipes to your email so you can just enjoy the experience of the class. We all sat down at the table after cooking was done and enjoyed the lovely meal we all helped prep. My husband and I would do a class with her again! :)
11 Sep 2022
Delicious, fun and informative!! Amazing, spacious kitchen for teaching too.
23 Aug 2022
The location was very welcoming. The Chef and kitchen were completely prepared for us to arrive and dive in. Her experience was evident from witnessing her skills with the knives and all of the different types of food we were using. I will definitely sign up for some more classes with Chef Catalina.
19 Aug 2022
Chef Catalina is awesome and her recipes are delicious! She's very organized, a great instructor with a beautiful kitchen. I really enjoyed the family style cooking and sharing the final result meal! Looking forward to getting the recipes, I will definitely make the meal at home.
29 Jul 2022
Chef Catalina is awesome! Fantastic teacher and fun class. Food was awesome. Group had a great time. Hope to attend another class with Chef Catalina soon!
27 Jul 2022
We had such a great time learning from Chef Catalina! She was fun and friendly and the food was amazing! Will do this again soon!
11 Jul 2022
Thank you for such a great experience
02 Jul 2022
We had a fabulous time learning how to make these Mexican food dishes! The shrimp cocktail was so easy and perfect for a hot summer evening! Thank you so much for having us in your home Catalina❤️❤️
27 Jun 2022
Chef Catalina blew me away!! She opens her GORGEOUS home to groups, and provides a fun, clean and educational environment to learn! My husband and I just attended her Italian cuisine cooking class, and were paired up with 2 other couples. Chef Catalina made sure there was something for everyone to do at all times, whether it is whisking up whipped cream, making homemade pasta, or hand-mashing roasted tomatoes. She created a "dinner party" environment where each member of the class got to sit around the kitchen table and enjoy the meal that we all cooked together. I definitely plan on taking one of her many other classes, and would HIGHLY recommend this experience to others as well. Seriously, this was one of the most fun experiences, and is perfect as a birthday gift, date night, or really any occasion. Thank you , Chef Catalina for such a wonderful experience!!
27 Jun 2022
We had such a great time! I will definitely recommend the class to friends and family.
27 May 2022
Loved the experience. Great food. Great company. Recommended for an interesting date night!
24 May 2022
So much fun! Would 100% do again!
23 May 2022
This was our second class with Chef Catalina an we loved it even more than the first one. My partner's 7-year-old daughter came and she loved being hands-on, and Catalina gave her plenty of opportunities to help and learn.
22 May 2022
Lovely home and set up well for multiple people. Friendly, relatable chef as well as knowledgeable. The food we cooked was Italian and tasted great. She also gave advice on how to substitute or adapt our methods at home to recreate the items we cooked. I will definitely do it again.
19 May 2022
We arrived at a beautiful house not knowing what to expect. We were met at the door by Chef Catalina and immediately welcomed in. Her kitchen and dining space are perfectly setup to accommodate small and large groups. Chef walked us through the menu and got us setup and we began. Throughout the whole process she talked about the various ingredients being used, and took the time to answer any questions we had and made making the experience very enjoyable. Overall, a wonderful experience guided by Catalina, and the food at the end was delicious. Highly recommend any cooking/dining class with Chef Catalina.
09 May 2022
Chef Catalina did a wonderful job. We enjoyed her class very much
08 May 2022
Amazing class and chef. I had a great time and I have to say that this class class was one of my favorites.
17 Apr 2022
Catalina is an amazing hostess. So pleasant and a great teacher. Her home and kitchen is kept so neat and tidy. My first class with her was a date night. My second time included my 16 year old son. Both experiences was amazing, and both times I left with a full belly! The 3 of us will be returning another class in a couple of weeks. I highly recommend Catalina.
25 Mar 2022
We attended this class for our team building event and it was a blast! Great food and so much fun. Chef Catalina was awesome and put on a great class. Looking forward to booking again with her!
25 Mar 2022
Wonderful instructor, very knowledgeable. Cooking in her home made the experience very personable. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Thank you, Chef Catalina!
20 Mar 2022
Had a great time with Catalina! The food was delicious too!!
05 Mar 2022
I had a lot of fun and learned some new techniques.
15 Feb 2022
Catalina was such a stellar Chef and host! We would definitely take a class with her again. She has a lovely kitchen in the heart of Sacramento, her food is excellent, and I left confident that I could recreate the meal. Was also a delightful outing for me and my partner to meet new folks in the city. Definitely take a class with Catalina!
23 Jan 2022
So much fun! Great people and great food!
15 Jan 2022
Chef Catalina is the best!
07 Jan 2022
We had a great time. Chef Catalina was a great instructor and we can't wait to apply what we learned at home. Will certainly take other classes!
04 Jan 2022
super amazing time and best date night ever. Chef Catalina is the best host ever too. thank you you made my night very special with a very special woman.
03 Jan 2022
We gave this as a gift to my son who is an aspiring chef and he had such a wonderful time! super excited to experience cooking with Catalina again soon!
28 Dec 2021
My wife and I had sooooo much fun learning to cook Italian food. Thank you so much for hosting your class and giving great instruction. We'll be back for the Thai food class very soon.
24 Dec 2021
Catalina was awesome! Very personable. She went at our pace and taught us so much. I learned so many new techniques. The food was delicious. Definitely taking another class with her.
17 Dec 2021
Chef Catalina was awesome to work with on modifying the cooking class to be more competition oriented. My team had a blast and learned a ton!
28 Nov 2021
It was cancelled due to a move and the new home not being vetted yet for teaching a class. Fortunately Chef Catalina reached out TWICE to me since Cozymeal didn't do a darn thing.
21 Nov 2021
The food was great and so was the Chef we loved the experience. I went with two friends I haven’t seen in a while and really enjoyed the interactive learning experience plus yummy food to top off a great evening.
24 Oct 2021
Amazing! 100% worth the experience!! Chef Catalina is amazing, super friendly and personable. It was an amazing experience!!! If you haven’t ever done this- then do yourself a favorite and book it! You will not regret it!
17 Oct 2021
We loved our event with Catalina. She has a lovely kitchen in a really cute home. A cool experience all around. Thank you Catalina.
03 Oct 2021
Catalina made this cooking class experience so much fun! She was so patient and kind throughout the entire class. The kitchen was beautiful and the ambience made for such a memorable experience. The food was delicious! Can't wait to come back!
15 Sep 2021
Chef Catalina is great! She has a lot of experience teaching and it definitely shows. She is versatile and can work with many different cuisines - she is wonderful to work with and super professional. I highly recommend Chef Catalina for anyone in the Sacramento area!
Guest reviews for Chef Catalina
06 Oct 2021
My boyfriend and I had the best time cooking with Catalina! She made cooking so much fun, easy, and the food was so delicious I couldn’t believe I made it myself (mostly haha). We’re already planning our next date night to learn another cuisine. Plus her kitchen is beautiful!
05 Oct 2021
Cooking with Catalina is not only educational, but such a pleasure. From the moment we started she made us feel comfortable. Her home is so welcoming and set the tone for a more personal experience instead of a standard cooking class. The ingredients provided were local and fresh, and she let us know where to get items that may be harder to find. Catalina walks you through each recipe and demonstrates techniques or processes while still letting you be the one to cook. She really takes the time to help you learn about why certain ingredients are used, and the intentionality behind why flavors go together. The entire menu was easy to learn and well thought out, which made for a well-rounded meal I’d love to try again. I can’t wait for another class!
05 Oct 2021
We had so much fun! Almost felt like an interactive dinner party, more than a class. Italian is my favorite, and Chef Catalina didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious! And though I know it won’t be as good as hers, she’s given me the confidence to try this again on my own. I can honestly say, she exceeded all my expectations. And I’m looking forward to trying her Thai class next. Thank you, Chef!
20 Sep 2021
Had an amazing class with Chef Catalina! She is very knowledgeable and really made it an enjoyable experience. I learned some useful tips and ate a great meal. I would definitely take another class with her in the future!
$ 95 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 4-course meal and taxes.
Meet your chef
Born and raised in San Francisco, Chef Catalina attended college for cultural anthropology where she first worked in catering and discovered her passion for food. After school, she continued to follow this passion and hone her craft in the kitchen. With expansive experience in the industry from serving as lead cook and managing catering to managing special events and working as a cheese monger, Chef Catalina now enjoys instructing group cooking classes.
The Cozymeal Protection®